September 25, 1957 marked a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. That morning, despite mob violence and protests, nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High School (LRCHS). 60 years later, the community joined together to honor the “Little Rock Nine” and their heroic actions with an event, “Reflections on Progress.”
A few weeks prior, Magna IV was contacted by the City of Little Rock and LRCHS to create a sign for the commemorative event. Initially, the city wanted to create a large banner that would be displayed in the school’s auditorium. But Magna IV knew it could amplify the impact. So it devised an innovative solution using its magnetic sign system. The team produced four eight-by-eight two-board base panels with a magnetic photo layer to create a full panoramic stage backdrop of the school’s exterior. Made with highly-durable materials, inks and permanence in mind, this sign will continue can be used by the city and school for many years to come. Magna IV was proud to play a small part in this historic event.